Sport: Indianapolis Derby

Day before the 500-mi. Memorial Day automobile derby at Indianapolis Speedway, Driver Les Spangler of Los Angeles went out behind his garage to look at a mother rabbit and six bunnies he was raising. Someone asked him if he was grooming them for their lucky left hind feet. "Naw," he said, "I don't need any charms. I'm just naturally a lucky man."

Scarcely 24 hours later, during the race, Spangler's sleek Miller speedster bounced over Driver Malcolm Fox's car, went hurtling into the racetrack wall. The impact flung Spangler and his mechanic on their...

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